June 22, 2017
Now's not the time to expand experimentation with school accountability measures, staff tells CORE Districts.
June 7, 2017
Standardized test results from 2015 and 2016 show disadvantaged students aren't progressing as quickly as wealthier, English-fluent peers.
May 29, 2017
California students go online in record numbers to take Common Core-aligned tests, with few glitches
Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
May 16, 2017
GreatSchools debuts a multiple-measure view of California's schools.
May 10, 2017
The State Board of Education agreed to spend $1.5 million more on testing, including nearly $500,000 on new "Science Academies" intended to help teachers better understand the Next Generation Science Standards.
April 28, 2017
Computer-based exam based on Next Generation Science Standards to be given through June.
April 16, 2017
After educators say interim test reports designed to improve teaching were too vague to be useful, the consortium that created them promises to do better.
April 12, 2017
Across California, 34 high schools and 12 districts have formed a network to promote performance-based assessments, including portfolios. These are the end product of months of intense collaboration, research, critical thinking and multiple revisions that students typically present in their senior year.
April 11, 2017
State statistics show that 83.2 percent of students who entered high school in 2012-13 had graduated by 2016. But gaps as large as 20 percentage points separate some ethnic groups.
March 20, 2017
Workshop participants expressed concerns about data timeliness, local indicators, how data relate to districts’ accountability plans, and how charter data are reported.
March 16, 2017
E.M. Grimmer Elementary in Fremont, which has a high percentage of low-income and Latino students, was among 19 district schools – or 58 percent – that were ranked at the highest level in math on state standards.
March 13, 2017
California School Dashboard debuts tomorrow; so what do parents want and need?
March 9, 2017
Civil rights groups counted on ESSA accountability rules to force the state board to take tough actions.
March 7, 2017
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.